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Ryoshi Nikkei Fishermen of the BC Coast at the Nikkei Centre

September 15, 2012 – May 19, 2013

From the bustling docks of Steveston to remote inlets on the northern coast, Japanese Canadians have made unique contributions to fishing in BC both before and after the war. Their story is intertwined with the labour and political history of BC – before 1949, the province had some of the toughest racial exclusion laws in Canada. With pride and perseverance, the Nikkei community proved their skill as fishermen and cannery workers, and built a new life as Canadian citizens.

Supported by: Nikkei Fishermen’s Reunion Project, the BC Arts Council, G&F Financial Group, Canadian Fishing Company, Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Nikkei Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC